Ubuntu的下一個版本Ubuntu 9.04(Jaunty Jackalope)，已經發行Beta 公開版本，Ubuntu 9.04正式版則預計在2009年4月23日發行。
開啟了Pidgin(MSN)、Firefox 3、OpenOffice.org 3.0.1開啟excel檔案後，系統記憶體增加到350MB左右。我在大多數情況下用了5、6個小時，Firefox分頁開到20幾個，工作用的doc檔、xls檔，開啟影像處理圖檔、Pidgin等訊息後，記憶體的使用亮也約莫在600MB左右，並不會很耗系統資源，與Windows的速度緩慢有很大的差異。
Ubuntu 9.04的開機時間改善加快，具備更好的燒錄軟體、改善的螢幕顯示與解析度調整，並支援了EXT4檔案系統(安裝時可選ext4，Gparted也可ext4格式化)，X.Org server 1.6、支援雲端運算、Turn-key郵件伺服器、新的字體大小最佳化與新的桌面訊息通知系統與通知樣式等等。
Ubuntu 9.04目前使用的Linux核心版本是Linux Kernel 2.6.28-11.38 kernel (基於Linux核心18.104.22.168) 。GNOME桌面環境已經更新到2.26。
預計Ubuntu Linux 9.04 RC版則是4月16日，Ubuntu Linux 9.04正式版則在4月23日公開釋出。
從Ubuntu 8.10升級上來到9.04很簡單，只要按下Alt+F2，輸入update-manager -d後，按下Enter，按照指示進行即可。
以下是Ubunt 9.04 Beta各個版本的iso檔下載，燒錄成光碟或利用工具usb-creator寫到USB隨身碟後，就可以用光碟片或USB隨身碟開機進行安裝。
一般來說，請下載(Ubuntu Desktop and Server) ubuntu-9.04-beta-desktop-i386.iso這個檔案來使用。
http://releases.ubuntu.com/releases/9.04/ (Ubuntu Desktop and Server)
http://releases.ubuntu.com/releases/edubuntu/9.04/ (Ubuntu Education Edition)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/9.04/beta/ (Ubuntu Netbook Remix and Ubuntu MID)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/netboot/9.04/beta/ (Ubuntu ARM)
目前Ubuntu 9.04 Beta 已知問題：
A bug in an Ubuntu-specific patch to X server logging code will cause X sessions to crash after they have been running for longer than a day. Users encountering this bug should upgrade to the latest version of the xserver-xorg-core package, which will be available immediately after the beta release. 328035.
Some users of Intel i8x5 video chipsets are unable to load X, getting an error message of "Fatal server error: Couldn’t bind memory for BO front buffer". As a workaround, use the VESA driver by logging into a text console, running "sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf", and adding the line Driver "vesa" to the Device section. An alternative (experimental) workaround is to use the UXA acceleration method (see below). If in doubt, please do not upgrade to Ubuntu 9.04 Beta yet. 304871
Users of Intel video chipsets have reported performance regressions in Ubuntu 8.10 compared with previous releases. (252094) Although these performance issues have not been resolved by default in Ubuntu 9.04, a new experimental acceleration architecture option, DRI2/UXA, is available for Intel graphics users. Our testing has found this provides significant performance improvements for many users, but has also shown risk of severe stability problems, thus we are not yet providing to the general public. You can opt-in to enable this by running "sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf", and adding Option "AccelMethod" "UXA" to the Device section of your xorg.conf. Users wishing to maximize stability should stay with the standard default acceleration method, "EXA".
Ctrl-Alt-Backspace is now disabled, to reduce issues experienced by users who accidentally trigger the key combo. Users who do want this function can enable it in their xorg.conf, or via the command dontzap –disable.
Ubuntu 8.10 systems installed from the desktop CD mistakenly had the lilo package installed as well as grub, although grub was used for booting. If you use the recommended Update Manager upgrade method, then the lilo package will be removed if it does not appear to be used. If you upgrade using some other method and are sure that you only use the GRUB boot loader, then we recommend that you remove the lilo package manually. 314004
On the timezone map in the desktop CD installer, the markers for cities are displaced from their correct locations. Users should be aware of this issue when selecting their timezone. This bug will be resolved for daily builds immediately after the 9.04 Beta. 334284
If any filesystems are mounted when starting the desktop CD installer, then a dialog labelled "Unmount partitions that are in use?" will be presented. Unfortunately, the buttons on this dialog box are poorly named: "Continue" attempts to unmount filesystems and then repeats, which will often just display the same dialog box again, while "Go Back" ignores this condition and continues. This will be corrected for the final release. 346589
On desktop installations from USB disks, such as typical Ubuntu Netbook Remix installations, the installer displays a warning about the fact that the installation medium itself (often /dev/sdb) is mounted. This warning is unnecessary, because the fact that it is mounted is completely normal, and does not interfere with the user’s ability to install the system to devices other than the USB disk itself. You should ignore this warning; note that in order to do so you will need to select "Go Back", due to the issue above. 347916
In some cases, the "Prepare Disk Space" screen in the desktop installer displays obviously incorrect partition sizes in its graphical disk previews. This is only an error in the preview and does not reflect a problem with the partitioning changes that will actually be applied. 336203
The mythtv frontend in mythbuntu fails to render fonts correctly when using video drivers other than the Intel or closed-source nVidia drivers. This issue is expected to be resolved for the final 9.04 release. 341898
When installing to a system with another OS previously installed, the migration assistant will offer to migrate settings and documents even when the entire disk is being overwritten. The migration assistant will not be able to preserve documents when using the entire disk for installation. 339898
Users who were running eCryptfs on the Jaunty Alpha milestones are advised to re-encrypt any encrypted files. An upstream 2.6.28 kernel bug caused random kernel memory to be written to eCryptfs encrypted file headers. The fix has been applied and deployed to Ubuntu users in the Jaunty Beta kernel. Ubuntu eCryptfs users running this kernel should re-encrypt each encrypted file using /usr/bin/ecryptfs-rewrite-file. For more information, please see ecryptfs-rewrite-file(1). See 345544.
Users of Compaq Smart Array controllers will be unable to remove existing LVM volumes using the partitioner in the installer. 341928
The mdadm package in Ubuntu 9.04 Beta will fail to assemble RAID10 arrays on boot. Other types of RAID are not affected; investigation of this issue is ongoing. 316670
Booting degraded RAID may fail in virtual-machine setups where the host is running with cpu frequency scaling enabled, due to a non-deterministic race condition, 334994. Booting degraded RAID on physical hardware should not be affected, since the cpu frequency is constant through the hard disk detection process.
- Upgrading a desktop system using an ATI video chipset with the fglrx binary-only driver may result in a warning that the driver needs to be replaced. There is a bug in the driver replacement logic, so if you see this prompt, please cancel the upgrade until this is fixed, which will happen immediately after the beta release.